The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976

Sigmund's book is a convincing vindication of contemporary history as an exercise. It is an admirably serious account, interweaving narrative and analysis, which could safely be recommended to that far from mythical creature, the intelligent general reader with no great knowledge of Chile and no special acquaintance with left-wing debate.
Journal of Latin American Studies

Paul Sigmund, who has studied Chile for more than a decade, and lived and taught there, offers an exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it. He also views the roles of various Chilean political and interest groups, the CIA, and U.S. corporations.

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Paul E. Sigmund

Paul E. Sigmund is professor of politics at Princeton University.

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